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Leon Kossoff

(British, born 1926)

christ church, spitalfields by leon kossoff

Leon Kossoff

Christ Church, Spitalfields, 1985

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dalston junction by leon kossoff

Leon Kossoff

Dalston Junction, ca. 1973

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Biography

Timeline

1926
Born in City Road, Islington, London
1938 - 1943
Attended Hackney Downs (Grocers) School, London
1943 - 1945
Commercial Art Course at St Martin’s School of Art, London
1943
Attended life drawing evening classes at Toynbee Hall and St Martin’s School of Art London
1945 - 1948
Military Service with Royal Fusiliers, attached to 2nd Battalion Jewish Brigade, served in Italy, Holland, Belgium, and Germany
1949 - 1953
Studied at St Martin’s School of Art and evening classes at Borough Polytechnic, London, with David Bomberg (1950-52)
1953 - 1956
Studied at Royal College of Art, London
1959 - 1969
Taught at Regent Street Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Art and St Martin’s School of Art, London
For a portrait of Leon Kossoff at 20 21 Photo Gallery, click here
Lives and works in London, England

Exhibitions

2004
Leon Kossoff - Selected Paintings 1956-2000, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek (solo)
2003
Bacon-Freud-Kossoff-Auerbach - Gemälde und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Sander, Berlin, Germany
2001
Leon Kossoff, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff Drawings and Prints after Nicholas Poussin, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (solo)
2000
Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Blains Fine Art, London
Close Encounters: New Art from Old, National Gallery, London
Poussin Landscapes by Kossoff, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (solo)
La mirada fuerte: pintura figurativa de Londres, British Council in association with other museums
Drawn to Painting: Leon Kossoff Drawings and Prints after Nicholas Poussin, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Leon Kossoff, Mitchell-Innes & Nash New York, NY (solo)